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Stu Apte Classic Tarpon Fly

Creator: Stu Apte

Stu Apte was a teenager in the 1940s growing up in Miami and fishing like it was his job. He is a legend in Tarpon fishing & this is part of his legacy…..The Stu Apte Tarpon fly. Not used as often since there are hundreds of variations but still a commonly used fly in Florida, some use it for Redfish too.

RECIPE

Hook:

Gamakatsu SC-15, size 3/0

Thread:

Red Flymaster plus (210 denier)

Wing/Tail:

2 red hackle feathers, 2 yellow hackle feathers splayed

Collar:

Red & yellow hackles palmered in front of the wing
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Tie a strong thread nose and epoxy it to complete

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